How is Brighton & Hove City Council Acting on Climate Change?

In the latest in our series of Climate Conversations, guest blogger Dr Diana Wilkins looks at the role of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Brighton & Hove City Council have declared a Climate Emergency and have pledged to become a carbon neutral city by 2030. But how is the council engaging local residents to get their voices heard?

Brighton Pavilion by night BY Elaine Morgan CC BY-SA 2.0

To hear ideas of local residents, the council has recently set up a Climate Assembly. The assembly encourages a representative group of local people to give their views on tackling climate change. A Youth Climate Assembly is also open to those aged 13-19 (or 25 for those with special needs or care leavers). Both assemblies will be looking at transport as it is one of the city’s biggest sources of carbon emissions.

The Council’s website gives you access to the assembly’s expert presentations which cover:

  • Climate Change
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Transport (buses, electric cars, cycling, active travel)
  • Local Knowledge

If you are not directly involved in the climate assembly you can still take part by sharing ideas and stories on our ‘Lets talk climate change’ online space.

The final session of the Climate Assembly is Saturday 7th November.

You can also find out how nature is being affected by climate change in the museum’s series of Climate Conversations blogs.

Dr Diana Wilkins

 

 

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